Monthly Archives: April 2010


Is this your mother's gift basket?
Is this your mother's gift basket? Oh my! Mother’s Day will be here in less than 2 weeks and I hope this post will remind you to be prepared. I’m sure that all of you can relate to hearing your mom tell you to “Clean your room!” “Do the dishes!” “Take your dirty shoes off!” “Go [...]

Mother’s Day Gifts



Enjoy a Piña Colada! 4
Even though it is raining and snowing here today, I promise it is almost the end of April. Soon, summer will be completely upon us and with that will come the desire to vacation in tropical places. When we can’t travel to the tropics, we can still bring the tropics to us, just like Moe [...]

Pina Smoothie Samples




Mixing with the immersion blender. 9
Finished cream on my finger.At our house, we frequently read books aloud or listen to audio books together. While we are listening to the books, we take turns giving foot massages. I created this cream for our massages and it is wonderful! I scented this batch with Peach Fragrance Oil to match the book we [...]

Book Worm Tootsie Cream


Finished cream on my finger. 1
Finished cream on my finger.I love thick hand creams, but I don’t always like the greasy feeling they can leave on my hands for a long time. This cream is light and perfect for rubbing over hands and promptly returning to working on a computer or knitting project. Collect needed items: Ingredients Hydrovance Isopropyl Myristate Dimethicone Emulsifying Wax Stearic Acid Coconut Oil [...]

Light & Thick Hand Cream



Label from our Label Department. 12
Finished Orange Butter lip balm with fun labels from our Label Department. We have been playing with our new Orange Butter in lip balm and we formulated this fantastically yummy recipe. Smooth glide and long lasting moisturizing makes this lip balm perfect for the upcoming summer months.We have about 250 tubes going out in orders. If [...]

Orange Butter Lip Balm


Cooling lip balms with signatures. 1
Lip Balm can be such a fun project for a group of people, but what do you do when you have a large group and everyone wants to use a different flavor? Pull out an electric skillet, several jars of Lip Solutions or glass jars with your own lip balm formula and away you go! Collect [...]

Lip Balm for a Crowd


Cocoa powder covered soap! 1
A few weeks ago, my sister made Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins and those yummy muffins inspired this soap. I’ll even show you how I made the soap look like it had been baked! Collect needed items: Ingredients Sweet Almond Oil Coconut Oil Palm Kernel Oil Avocado Butter Deodorized Cocoa Butter Sodium Hydroxide Water Lemon Yellow Dry Color Blueberry Seeds Lemon Zinger Fragrance Oil Lemon Sugar Fragrance Oil Equipment Scale 2 Gallon [...]

Lemon Poppyseed Soap



Soap with the Vanilla Stabilizer. 5
Vanilla stabilizers….. do they work? The answer is yes, sort of. Vanilla stabilizers do not fully stop all browning of a soap. While they make slow the progression (long enough for your customer to take home the soap) they will not stop all browning. Check out this soap. This soap was made on [...]

Vanilla Stabilizers


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It’s that time again! Raquel won the March MMS Perfumer’s Kits with her blog post about testing water soluble colors and making shampoo bars with beer! Congratulations to Raquel, I will be sending you an e-mail for an address to send your goodies! Remember, I still have several Perfumer’s Kits to give away. Each month will reveal a [...]

March MMS Perfumer’s Kit Winner